Sodhi, Tickner called up for third ODI against India
Bowlers pulled out of New Zealand A game with the main side hit by illness and injury to several players
Legspinner Ish Sodhi and pace bowler Blair Tickner have been called up to the New Zealand squad for the third ODI against India. The duo have been withdrawn from the New Zealand A side that is currently playing against India A, and will not take part in the fourth and final day's play of the second unofficial Test in Christchurch.
Sodhi and Tickner will instead link up with the New Zealand team in Mount Maunganui for training on Monday. The move comes with several players in the New Zealand camp being unwell.
New Zealand were forced to play Tim Southee in the second ODI even though he was ill, though he eventually ended up having a significant impact in the game and dismissed Virat Kohli.
Apart from Southee (gastro), the others whose fitness is still being monitored are Scott Kuggeleijn (viral), and Mitchell Santner (gastro), who continue to recover from illness. Regular captain Kane Williamson will test his left-shoulder injury at training before a call is made. Williamson had missed the last two T20Is of the preceding five-match series and the first two ODIs of this series with the injury.
Meanwhile, Auckland Aces left-arm pacer Ben Lister will join New Zealand A as a replacement on the fourth day's play.